Sadly we have all sorts of avian crash victims here, the result of having some large plate glass windows.
Lady Magnon cut out some warning bird shapes to fix to the windows on the front of the house, and they seemed to have worked well; until just now.
This female Greater Spotted Woodpecker (I think) crash landed into the studio window, then took about 15 minutes to recover. Poor thing. At least it flew off again OK.
We gave it a good talking-to.
I am glad she recovered and flew off. Woodpeckers are regulars in my garden.ReplyDelete
This is the first time we've have one fly into the window. We also have the green ones, I love to see them about.Delete
She looks as if she's giving you a good talking to right back...ReplyDelete
She was in recovery mode... not too happy, but still unable to fly.Delete
What a beautiful bird. Glad she was able to fly off.ReplyDelete
She's a beauty. We have wood pigeons fly into our Windows regularly. I think its because they can see the reflection of the trees in the glass. They always survive but leave a perfect imprint of themselves on the glass.ReplyDelete
That happened in our old house where the bedroom had windows both sides and we assumed the pigeon tried to fly right through. As you say perfect pigeon shaped print on the outside.Delete
Handsome bird. Luckily she survived. Large windows make for nice views into the countryside or woodlands. When birds crash into my windows they usually do not survive. Sadly I find them lying in the stone drip line surrounding my home.ReplyDelete
Glad she recovered. I've never seen a woodpecker. Great photoReplyDelete
We used to have that at a house we lived in too. It was because looking through the windows from one side to the other you could see blue sky, which confused the birds.ReplyDelete
She must have an awful headache now!ReplyDelete
that she survived is marvellous. If they don't die of a physical trauma they so often die of heart failure caused by the trauma - ironically the smaller raptors are particularly susceptible to the latter.ReplyDelete